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The Domain Name System, or DNS, is like the phone book of the internet. When a user makes a request for a domain (like neathats.com), their web browser looks up the IP address (ie. 123.456.78.90) to identify where to route the request for the domain.

Finding Your DNS and CNAME Records

Before you set or update your DNS records, first you’ll need to know what value to use when configuring them. You will find this information in your AdvancedWP User Portal.

1

Open the server details window for the server you wish to apply a custom domain to.


2

Click to copy and save your server CNAME (you will need this later).


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Create a free CloudFlare Account

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Click “Add Site” if it doesn’t automatically take you there.

3

Enter the domain you’d like to use

4

Click “Add Site”.


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In your CloudFlare Site DNS Settings if there is an A record pointing to an IP address, remove it.

2

Begin adding a new record with the CNAME type

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Enter the domain you will be using.

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Enter the CNAME that you previously copied from your Advanced WP Server Details window.


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Near the bottom of the Cloudflare Site DNS Settings Page, you’ll find “CLoudflare Nameservers.”

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Copy these values or keep the page open. You will need to provide this to your domain name provider so they can point the domain to your server.

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The last step involves visiting your domain name provider and setting the name servers to match the ones from the previous step. You can click on your domain name provider below for specific instructions from the provider.

GoDaddy
Go To GoDaddy

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Navigate To your MyProducts Section On You GoDaddy Account & Select DNS On the Domain you would lie to use.


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Find The NameServer Section And Select Change


3

Paste The Values Copied From Cloudflare In The Previous Step


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That’s All! Allow Some Time For The DNS Change to Propogate!

Google Domains
NameCheap